John Kasper

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Defender
  •  07.30.1998
  • Langley, BC
  •  Surrey United SC
 

PROFILE
A defender from Langley, BC, John Kasper joined Whitecaps FC Residency in 2012 from Surrey United SC in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League after previously representing both Surrey and Langley soccer clubs in British Columbia.

UNITED STATES SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2012-13: The Langley, BC native was a developmental player for Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency, starting in three of his five regular season appearances, with his most recent start coming in a 4-0 loss to Crossfire Premier on June 1, 2013.
 
INTERNATIONAL
2013: Kasper was called up as part of a 30-player group assembled for a three-day prospects evaluation for the U-15 Canadian men’s national team. The camp was held from June 4 through June 6 in Montreal, Quebec. He was also named to Canada's Men's U-15 20-man roster for the 2013 Copa Mexico de Naciones which took place in Mexico City from August 10 to 18.
 

YOUTH/AMATEUR
Kasper started his soccer career with Langley United Youth Soccer Association, where he played from the U-6 to U-12 level. During his U-13 year, he moved to Langley United in the Metro Soccer League, where as team captain he led his team to win the provincial championship. In the following year Kasper joined Surrey United U-14 in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League, where once again as team captain, he led another provincial championship.

Kasper was also a member of the BC Soccer Provincial Team Program at U-13 and U-14 levels.

PERSONAL
The 6-foot defender is currently in the tenth grade at Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, BC. His parents are Dave Kasper and Margaret Genge.

INTERESTING FACTS
The young defender lists FC Barcelona as his favourite soccer team, while his favourite player is French star Zinedine Zidane. He one day dreams to play at Barcelona's famous home field of Camp Nou. Away from the soccer pitch, Kasper enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with his family, listening to music, and hiking. His favourite food is fettuccine alfredo.